Category Archives: Windows Server 2016

Solving Virtual Machine Manager 2016 expired license

How to upgrade an expired VMM 2016 to a licensed version. That happened to my customer, VMM 2016 was fresh on the Microsoft Download site, the product was installed and…

Listing the drive letters, size and free space using PowerShell

Using PowerShell, the administrator is able to retrieve a lot of information from the operating system. In Today’s Tutorial, we are going the process to retrieve all volumes of any…

Containers on Azure – Part 2

On the previous post (see here), I talked about the concept of Containers, Azure Container Service and Azure Service Fabric. Now that you know the concept and have an idea…

Converting a Windows Server 2016 evaluation to Standard

We will go through the steps required to convert a Windows Server 2016 Standard Evaluation to a Standard, the same process can be followed by Datacenter edition. Solution I had…

Techgenix Article: Manage on-premises servers using Azure Server Management Tool

Hello folks, Last week, I published an article explaining the process to configure SMT (Server Management Tool) which in Preview on Microsoft Azure. A second article is coming up and…

Installing Server Management tools

In this tutorial, we are going over the process to install the required software in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 to support SMT (Server Management Tools)…

Storage Spaces Direct Calculator

When planning your Storage Spaces Direct implementation, the administrator must consider several key points during the design phase. In this Tutorial, we will be using a Storage Spaces Direct calculator…

Using DNS Console cache to troubleshoot a geo-location block issue

How to use DNS Manager to troubleshoot a geo-location restriction in the firewall. Solution I had this interesting situation in one of my customers, where he wasn’t able to resolve…

Auditing logon events with FortiGate

How to enable Auditing on Active Directory. One of my customers was implementing web filtering using Active Directory with Fortigate firewall appliances. The solution requires a couple of Event IDs…

How to run Best Practices Analyzer in Windows Server 2012 R2

In this Tutorial we are going over the process to run the BPA (Best Practices Analyzer) on Windows Server 2012 R2. The Best Practices Analyzer concept has been out there…